Westchester Roofing Company | Fall Roof Inspection
Summer is sadly coming to an end, and you know what that means! The days are going to become shorter and cooler, the leafs of the trees in certain areas are just beginning to lose their vibrant green coloring and winter, believe it or not, is just a few months away.
Why is now the best time to have your roof inspected? Well, the answer is – prevention. The best way to help avoid roof damage that will require roof repair is to catch problem areas before there is a problem in-that-area.
Regular roof inspections and roof maintenance is a great opportunity for protecting your roof, siding, and even your Westchester County home’s foundation. As surprising as it may be, Fall is the ideal time to inspect your roof. While we are up there we will look for damage like chipped or curling shingles and examine your roof for the types of cracks and breaks that the water of winter’s freeze/thaw cycles will seep into and weaken.
We can also help clean your roof while we are there and remove debris from your roof and gutter system. We will check for missing or broken shingles, check for leaks, cracks and gaping between the asphalt.
We get it when thinking about home improvement and care projects, your roof can easily be overlooked. You don’t see it and therefore you don’t think about it. But it is the first layer of defense protecting you and your home from the worst mother nature has come our way during the harsh winter season.
Roof Inspections Are Helpful
A roof inspection is a preventative maintenance job. It can’t be overlooked. As a homeowner myself and Westchester County resident I know our roofs get put through the wringer each and every year, by the intense weather changes we see throughout the four seasons.
Here is a simple tip, add a once-a-year reminder to your calendar to call a Westchester County Roofer and have a roof inspection completed roof repair is not all that glamorous. But it is essential!
Here is a sample roof inspection checklist from House Logic that will give you an idea of some of the roofing issues we will be looking for,
- Cracked caulk or rust spots on flashing.
- Shingles that are buckling, curling, or blistering.
- Missing or broken shingles.
- Cracked and worn rubber boots around vent pipes.
- Missing or damaged chimney cap. (OK, that’s technically not part of your roof, but since you’re looking anyway.)
- Masses of moss and lichen, which could signal the roof is decaying underneath. Black algae stains are just cosmetic.